Dad & Grandpa died from GBS within last 2 years

    • Anonymous
      September 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      I lost my father and grandfather to GBS within the last year and a half and  am concerned about a genetic issue.  I know my father contracted it after getting the flu shot, but my grandfather did not.  Should I be worried for my family? I also wonder if anyone in the family should ever get the flu shot.  Some members are required by their jobs to receive it and I want to tell them not to take it.  If anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it.



    • GH
      September 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      GBS is not an inherited disease. There may be a genetic aspect to susceptibility to it, but if so it is very amsll. I provided a link to a document on this subject recently, and when I find it I will repost it here.

      Here it is: